bobby350z

Joined on Aug 23, 2018

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Greg Ohio: He's got a great eye. But, the camera is holding him back. I'd like to see what he could do with a Z9.

I kind of like his pictures. Personally for cars, one doesn't need a Z9.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2022 at 13:50 UTC
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Sarge_: A lot of lower end professional photographers are going to be pushed out of the market as this tech progresses. Smartphones will be so flexible and high quality that for all but higher end needs, the main things separating real pros from smartphone owners will be the 'eye', and the ability to create things with lighting equipment that cannot otherwise be modeled in AI.

It will vary with the subject matter, but for most mainstream photos, few will want to lug a DSLR around unless they're getting paid. I do wonder when, or if, camera companies will start creating higher end cameras with the processing power and capability of current competing smartphones.

"few will want to lug a DSLR around unless they're getting paid." A lot more do it happily for a hobby.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2022 at 05:22 UTC

Would be nice if they made lenses for the GF mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2022 at 15:29 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

A set of GF lenses.:)

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2022 at 20:06 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

Maybe Fuji should offer a poor man's version of the technical camera. They had this GX 680-III.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2022 at 13:35 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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whakapu: Disappointing to see Fujifilm has contracted Canon's aperture constriction disease.
Canon's f8 and f11 lenses are silly enough but at least they're full frame. They'll look OK on an R6 or R3. Canon's 32.5mp sensor has a diffraction limited aperture of 5.2 - and they offer those peephole telephotos for it.

Fujifilms 26MP sensor would have a DLA of about 6. Their planned 40mp sensor will be (can't be bothered calculating) under 5. f5.6 would be theoretically diffracted but maybe not noticeable. f8 - nope. It will be impossible for that lens to ever utilise the resolving power of the sensor. Why would you buy that knowing that every single image is not quite what it should be?

@gipper51, personally I would like Fuji to make 400mm f5.6 (<$2k), 500mm f5.6 (<$3500) and even 600mm f5.6 (< $4k). More useful but I am not sure how many people will buy them. Sports/wildlife is dying slowly from what I see.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2022 at 00:17 UTC
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whakapu: Disappointing to see Fujifilm has contracted Canon's aperture constriction disease.
Canon's f8 and f11 lenses are silly enough but at least they're full frame. They'll look OK on an R6 or R3. Canon's 32.5mp sensor has a diffraction limited aperture of 5.2 - and they offer those peephole telephotos for it.

Fujifilms 26MP sensor would have a DLA of about 6. Their planned 40mp sensor will be (can't be bothered calculating) under 5. f5.6 would be theoretically diffracted but maybe not noticeable. f8 - nope. It will be impossible for that lens to ever utilise the resolving power of the sensor. Why would you buy that knowing that every single image is not quite what it should be?

Well go ahead and buy the $12k 600mm f4 from the major mfg. Personally I would if I was still shooting birds or sports as there is quite big increase in picture quality with the supertele primes. Diffraction talk is too much non sense IMHO. Like you shot at f8, f11 and all of sudden your pictures are crap.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2022 at 03:57 UTC
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Idaho_X: I doubt Fuji is going to sell a lot of X-H2s because the target group is rather small.
There won’t be many amateur photographers who are willing to spend 2800 € on a body.
I paid that price for a Z6 + 3 lenses (24-70, 14-30, 50) a year ago.
(I know, Fuji has more features)

X-T4/X-T5 will remain their cash cow.

I am hobbyist and I shoot GFX100s. All GFX shooter that I know are hobbyist. Pros are worried about return on investment, none of that for us hobbyist.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2022 at 14:48 UTC
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mikegt: The pricing is just insane. Almost $6,000 for the top configuration of this non-upgradable computer and you don't even get a keyboard or mouse with it !

Just don't buy it, simple. The ones needing $6k versions probably need it for their jobs. Others like me can do well with half as expensive. Where can I get this size windows PC with this much power. I am sick of making my own PCs, done that for last 30+ yrs. Need something which just works. Paying a bit extra is worth it for some.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2022 at 00:58 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I get the sense that CaptureOne is following Adobe... first it was subscriptions with ADobe, then C1 followed suit (not to mention they are cancelling off their Pro branded version --- Nikon, Sony, etc). The only difference is that C1 does still offer a perpetual license but I wonder how long that will last for....

Next, they are coming out with an iPad / iPhone version probably after seeing what it did for Adobe.

I'm just saying that it seems that CaptureOne is trying to catch up to Adobe in multiple aspects. Apparently they see the value in the subscription model I guess since they adopted it and probably price it just right so people would probably get that over a perpetual subscription and upgrading manually every few years.

There's nothing wrong with this approach but it seems that CaptureOne is following Adobe footsteps (both good and bad I guess).

If you shoot tethered, C1 is nicer. Being able to use sessions makes life easier as I don't need bloated lR catalogs to deal with. Both have their pros and cons liek anything.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2022 at 01:26 UTC
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alan_b: Mac Studio looks great - time to retire my hackintosh.

My only annoyance is the SD slot. Make it a modular bay with different card type options. Photographers ≠ SD card users.

I am photographer and use SD cards. Most cameras I know use SD cards. I know CFExpress is there but SD is good enough for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2022 at 00:40 UTC

Sigma please make Fuji GF lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2022 at 04:33 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

I wish someone would make 4:3 displays for photographers.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2022 at 16:27 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
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starbase218: About the ports, I don’t really get it:
- Higher end cameras are either moving away from SD, or offer the option to use SD or CF Express in the same slot. An SD slot would be more appropriate - in my mind - on a lower end MacBook.
- USB-C with DP Alt Mode has been around for quite some time now.
- The iPhone doesn’t have a 3.5 mm jack anymore, and I’d argue that that device is used way more for listening to music via headphones. So why bother with it on the MacBook?

The ports don’t really bother me but I just find it odd that they have been re-added.

Only low end Fuji GFX100s which takes SD cards. Also had A1 for a short time and that took SD cards too. Maybe I don't know the high end cameras others use.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 04:35 UTC
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GFX100s with 110mm, good choice. Thanks. Going to use it for my shoot today.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 14:14 UTC as 74th comment
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (48 comments in total)

Depends on what you shoot. Landscapes, portraits, studio, food, that 7 yr old sensor still trumps FF sensors. I have A7Riv but picking that GFX50s to shoot puts a smile on your face. And GFX100s is just sublime.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 01:37 UTC as 10th comment
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Autriche78: As a Fuji user, I will be very interested in this lens, as long as the QC is good and the IQ is reasonable. The sad truth is that I'm tired of changing lenses and lugging around a backpack to hold them all. Sure, I could buy a second body, but that would add more weight to an already hefty bag, and I'd rather have a one-body, one-lens walk-around option.

Tried the Fuji 18-135 but that was a real dog of a lens and I was happy to sell it and get some of my money back. The 70-300 looks good but doesn't address the WA perspective and overlaps with my (lovely)100-400 so there's no point in my 'downsizing' to that just to have the same lens change conundrum.

Fuji really should have put all of their lens know-how into producing a stellar all-in-one lens. I would gladly have paid $$$ for that. Let's hope Tamron has managed to do what Fuji didn't.

Well said. I like my 28-200mm.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2021 at 22:54 UTC

I am just a rookie but wouldn't something like 17mm TSE or 24mm TSE be better. I hate spending time in front of PC fixing things in post. Why you need f1.xx for architecture. To me 14mm would make the space look totally weird.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2021 at 16:54 UTC as 66th comment
On article Hasselblad XCD 80mm F1.9 sample gallery (106 comments in total)

Maybe my eyes getting bad but these shots don't look sharp to me. I know shallow DoF. I have the lowly Fuji 110mm f2. And hopefully Fuji bring there 80mm f1.4 for the GFX, maybe when they release 100MP version next yr.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 03:01 UTC as 13th comment
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neverendinglight: 1/8000 Max shutter speed
5 FPS in CAF
No IBIS
Too many video fails to list
1 Memory card

Is this a mirrorless offering or just a mid range DSLR with a new mount?

The original A7 compares favorably here.

Only 3 fps with focus priority if I am not mistaken.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 13:20 UTC
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